Massachusetts Coastal Railroad Rehabilitation
- Installed more than 20,000 crossties and 450 switch ties
- Installed nearly 22,000 tons of ballast
- Surfaced 5 miles of track
- Tamped more than 50 miles of track
RailWorks Track Services dedicated itself to a track rehabilitation project on MCRR that enabled the return of commuter rail service to Cape Cod for the first time since the 1980s.
RailWorks crews installed more than 20,000 crossties and 450 switch ties on 24 miles of MCRR’s Hyannis Secondary line between Buzzards Bay and Hyannis, Mass. This work progressed while the railroad’s tie gang installed 20,000 ties on the Buzzards Bay Secondary line, between Hyannis and Middleboro, Mass.
A major challenge was coordinating the work around other contractors on the line, who also were on a tight schedule to meet the Memorial Day weekend deadline when the new CapeFLYER commuter rail service commenced.